Diseases

Name

Lassa fever

Names alternate

Lassa hemorrhagic fever
LHF

Parents
(1) Hemorrhagic illness
Agents
(1) Lassa virus > (Arenaviridae) > Virus
Populations
(1) Human (Homo sapiens sapiens) > Primate > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
Transmission
(1) Air-borne
(2) Ingestion
Vectors
(1) Multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis) > Rodent (Rodentia) > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
Properties
(1) Emerging or re-emerging
(2) Notifiable diseases (USA)
(3) Select agents or toxins
Documents
(1) CDC: Lassa Fever (2015)
(2) WHO: Lassa fever (None)
Notes

Lassa fever is endemic in parts of west Africa including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria; however, other neighboring countries are also at risk, as the animal vector for Lassa virus, the "multimammate rat" (Mastomys natalensis) is distributed throughout the region.

Created

2015-07-27 14:05:21+00:00

Modified

2016-01-27 22:29:33.343364+00:00